Grateful Dead Hour no. 1380

March 1st, 2015

Week of March 2, 2015

Part 1 17:53
Sublime, 40 Oz to Freedom
SCARLET BEGONIAS
Grateful Dead Ante Up: The Built to Last Interview
Band members talk about “Picasso Moon”
Grateful Dead, Built to Last
PICASSO MOON
The Good Old Boys, Pistol Packin’ Mama
DIM LIGHTS, THICK SMOKE

Part 2 38:13
Grateful Dead 1/11/78 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA
SPACE->
ST STEPHEN->
NOT FADE AWAY->
PLAYING IN THE BAND
~
PASSENGER

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York.? Chicano-rock band Los Lobos performs ?with special guest Alejandro Escovedo at The Cap on March 6. The following night, organ-driven Jerry Garcia Band music will be performed by Melvin Seals and JGB. The Cap and Garcia’s offer both national and regional touring acts along with tribute bands and local artists. Information and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1379

February 22nd, 2015

Week of February 23, 2015

Part 1 31:12
Grateful Dead 1/11/78 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA
TERRAPIN->
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
JAM

Part 2 24:31
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol. 13 (2/24/74)
US BLUES
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive Vol 1 (3/1/80)
RUSSIAN LULLABY

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour cones this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York.? Southern-rock luminaries North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne become N.M.O. at The Cap on February 27. Americana duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams perform at Garcia’s as part of a monthly “Road to Mountain Jam” music festival kick-off series. Both venues offer acclaimed national and local touring acts weekly. Information and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1378

February 15th, 2015

Week of February 16, 2015

Part 1 26:19
Grateful Dead 1/11/78 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA
LET IT GROW
~
SAMSON AND DELILAH
SUNRISE

Part 2 28:58
Bruce Hornsby 8/29/95 North Tonawanda NY
LADY WITH A FAN->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead 1/23/15 Brooklyn Bowl
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER
Postcards of the Hanging: Grateful Dead Perform the Songs of Bob Dylan
IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Fare Thee Well, celebrating 50 years of Grateful Dead July 3, 4, and 5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Bob, Phil, Bill and Mickey will be joined by Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chimenti. Information on a variety of ticket packages can be found at dead50.net.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York.? H.O.R.D.E. Tour veterans Big Head Todd and the Monsters play The Cap with Strangefolk’s Reid Genauer on February 20. The Pink Floyd Experience will loyally perform Pink Floyd favorites at The Cap on February 21. The Dean Ween Group, featuring Ween’s Mickey Melchiondo will bring energetic hard-rock to Garcia’s on February 18. Music lovers can enjoy a variety of live music at both venues several nights a week. Information and ticketing: thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1377

February 11th, 2015

Week of February 9, 2015

Part 1 12:14
Grateful Dead 11/1/90 Wembley Arena, London
STANDER ON THE MOUNTAIN
Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night
THAT LUCKY OLD SUN

Part 2 43:13
Grateful Dead 1/11/78 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA
MINGLEWOOD BLUES
DIRE WOLF
LOOKS LIKE RAIN
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER
BIG RIVER->
EL PASO
BROWN-EYED WOMEN

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Fare Thee Well, celebrating 50 years of Grateful Dead July 3, 4, and 5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Bob, Phil, Bill and Mickey will be joined by Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby, and Jeff Chimenti. Information on a variety of ticket packages can be found at dead50.net.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York.? New Orleans funk authorities Galactic play The Cap on February 13 with Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. Jerry Garcia Band tribute Cats Under The Stars perform at Garcia’s on February 12. With the aim to bring fans the best in live music and entertainment, events are held almost every night of the week. Information and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

DG gigs for February

February 5th, 2015

More info at trufun.com/gigs.html

  • Thursday, February 5: House concert in Van Nuys CA. Potluck at 7, music at 8. $10-20 sliding scale. Email for info/reservations
  • Friday, February 6: House concert in Tempe AZ. Potluck at 6, music at 7. $10-20 sliding scale.Email for info/reservation
  • Saturday, February 7: House concert in Cornville AZ. Potluck at 6, music at 7. $10-20 sliding scale. Email for info/reservation
  • Sunday, February 8, 8pm: DG and Top Dead Center at the Boondocks, 3306 N 1st Ave, Tucson AZ. $8 at the door.
  • Tuesday, February 10, 7-9pm: House concert benefiting Peace Talks Radio. Location is Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights. Suggested donation $10 or more. For reservations/location, call (505)-255-1219 or email the host.
  • Saturday, February 14: House concert i Albuquerque NM. Potluck at 6, music at 7. $10-20 sliding scale. Email for info/reservations
  • Sunday, February 15: Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff AZ. Free show! Doors at 6, music at 7.
  • Wednesday, February 18: Sweet Blossom at Leo’s, Oakland CA. Rusty Stringfield opens.
  • Wednesday, February 25, 8:30pm: Big River Trading Company (DG, Clint Bajakian, Neil Hampton,Michael Land, Ryan Hickey) at the Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
  • The best possible feedback

    February 2nd, 2015

    This email just made my day, my week, my year. It’s about an instrumental called “Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney).” Posted here with the writer’s permission.

    Dear David,

    I recently had the great pleasure to hear a recording by John Bleich of your July 19th performance in Liberty Pa.

    There was an “impromptu” set you did & you played a song Quarter To 5…….in memory for your friend Tina who you lost to cancer.

    I have to tell you……that song…….really hits my heart……..knowing WHY it was written.

    I have lost 3 family members & 1 best friend to cancer myself.

    I cannot listen to your song without breaking down & crying like a baby all over again…thinking of those LOVED ONES I too have lost.

    that song…….really hits my heart HARD

    it touches me SO DEEPLY the very thought of it makes me tear UP, I am getting teary now as I type this to you.

    Please KNOW music does NOT EVER effect me that way……….but THAT SONG DOES.

    It is SO BEAUTIFUL I cannot STOP CRYING even just thinking about it………..it goes STRAIGHT TO MY HEART like nothing else I have ever experienced in a song.

    I am a grown man, almost 59 years old & was a commercial construction worker for 40 years, a hardened old SOB who just does NOT EVER breakdown & start crying over some SONG……..but this one………makes me cry & HARD TOO, I feel that pain I felt watching my mom & the others die a little each day up until the end & on to this very day some 34 years later.

    Your song is THAT touching to me & has become very personal for me because I understand it all too well.

    Thank YOU for making such beautiful music.

    Dennis

    KPFA AUCTIONS ARE OVER!

    February 1st, 2015

    Bidding ended at noon Pacific time. Any bids placed after that time will be disregarded.

    I have a radio show to do this afternoon. I will get all the auctions sorted out and send emails this evening.

    If you won an auction, here’s what you do:

    Option 1: Use PayPal to send the appropriate amount (or more, of course! KPFA needs all the help we can give her!) to david@trufun.com . Be sure to mark it as a gift/donation so we don’t have to pay a fee for it, and include a reminder of which item you’re paying for and where to send it.

    Option 2: make a check or money order payable to KPFA in the amount of your winning bid(s), and mail that check to

    Truth and Fun, Inc.
    484 Lake Park Ave #102
    Oakland CA 946120-2730

    Include a reminder of which item you’re paying for and where to send it.

    Thank you all! We’ve got well over $3000 for KPFA here!!!

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1376

    February 1st, 2015

    Week of February 2, 2015

    Part 1 18:54
    Bob Weir and Ratdog, Evening Moods
    ASHES AND GLASS
    Jerry Garcia Band, Bay Area 1978
    LET ME ROLL IT

    Part 2 36:29
    Grateful Dead 12/5/71 Felt Forum, New York NY
    ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
    BIG RAILROAD BLUES
    MEXICALI BLUES
    YOU WIN AGAIN
    NOT FADE AWAY->
    GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD->
    NOT FADE AWAY

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

    The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, celebrating Valentine’s Day weekend with New Orleans funk band Galactic on February 13. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds’ hip-shaking rhythms will kick off the night. The venue’s nightclub Garcia’s is open several times a week for live music and entertainment. Events, information, and ticketing at .

    Fare Thee Well, celebrating 50 years of Grateful Dead July 3, 4, and 5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Bob, Phil, Bill and Mickey will be joined by Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chimenti. Information on a variety of ticket packages can be found at dead50.net.

    KPFA marathon: links to playlist and auction

    January 31st, 2015

    Here’s the playlist for today’s Grateful Dead marathon

    And here’s a link to the auctions!

    KPFA auction update

    January 30th, 2015

    CURRENT BIDS for the KPFA auction
    Last update 11:59pm PST Sat 1/31
    DO NOT POST BIDS HERE! – post in the comments section of each item.

    Photo by Jim Marshall (Jerry Garcia and Eric Clapton): $500
    Jerry Garcia Bobblehead: $180
    Postcards of the Hanging w/ bonus disc: $90
    Photo by Jim Marshall (Phil Lesh on Haight Street): $275
    Photo by Stu Levy (Jerry Garcia 12/31/78): $240
    Poster by Kelley and Greene: $200
    Photo by Bob Minkin (Jerry Garcia 5/2/87): $250
    Photo by Jim Marshall (Jerry Garcia “Dead End”): $300
    Laminated pass (Summer 1991): $300
    Laminated pass (Fall 1994-Winter 1995): $150
    Laminated pass (Summer 1995): $150
    Photo of Jerry Garcia 1988 by Marc Franklin: $225
    Photo by Bruce Polonsky (Phil Lesh 5/12/74): $50

    Click through and place your bids in the comments section of each item.

    Auction ends Sunday, February 1, 2015, at noon Pacific time.
    Proceeds go to KPFA listener-sponsored radio and the home of Dead to the World (Wednesdays 8-10pm Pacific). Thank you!!